Somonauk, IL asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin

Q: my dog ran in front of a biker and he hit her. I am now being sued, and it says she ran into him, knocking him over

The biker ran into my dog and kind of crumpled up against his handle bars and slowly almost sat on the ground. The letter from his attorney states he fractured his clavicle, but he and his wife were concerned after he fell because his doctor had just given him the ok to ride a bike again after having his whole shoulder replaced 6 months ago. They were 12 miles from their vehicle, and l gave his wife a ride back so she could pick up their bikes. My dog likes to bark at bike tires, scooter tires, etc. The bike trail, which is frequently shared by bikers, walkers, runners, and dogs alike, is only about 6 ft wide. He was traveling down the middle of the trail and so when my dog ran out, it wasnt like she darted after it and jumped up or anything like that, she just got in front of his bike, in the middle of the trail, and he hit her. I do not have insurance, and am on unemployment right now.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO

A: You need to speak to a local attorney since you don’t have an insurance carrier to fight for you.

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